KZ070
Kenshektau Mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 20-30 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 1-2 breeding pairs A1
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2007 20 breeding pairs A3
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 2007 20 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota LC breeding 2007 10 breeding pairs A3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 2007 30 breeding pairs A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2007 50 breeding pairs A3
Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani LC breeding 2007 30 breeding pairs A3
White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti LC breeding 2007 20 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Western Tien-shan World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 528,178 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karatauskiy State Nature Reserve 40,000 protected area overlaps with site 3,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded desert & semi-desert -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kenshektau Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.